Tell you what: I'm pretty tired, it's 7 am here in Switzerland, and I've received a mail from my partner in Senegal including a document where he proposes a business forum in Dakar on February 21, 2018.
So I've been working on that since 5 am, put the paper into a presentable form for our board of the chamber of commerce Switzerland-Africa, in hope that they will come down too, and sent it to all concerned. You won't believe how much paperwork there has to be done. Down there, a lot of business people and government officials are interested to participate, but our Swiss people here often have problems to take the finger out and go into unknown fields ;-)
So, now that this has been done, I'll take a shower and 2 big cups of coffee, and go to my workplace where I will be writing CV's and recommendations, fill out forms, fix some stuff on our local LAN, look for jobs or apartments for immigrants and refugees who live here in Winterthur or just arrived. Most of them don't know much German, but rather French or English, when it comes to Arab or Spanish, I call one of our other employees.....
Of course word has been spread in our African community that I'm involved in Africa through business and family, so I get most of them as clients, and the rest of the gang just points to me smiling when a newcomer from Africa shows up ;-)
We offer free Internet, free coffee and softdrinks, sometimes snacks when the budget allows it, and there's a piano where one can play when he wants to. I play often there on weekends, tape it - that's the piano you hear when listening to one of my amateur songs. From 3 to 6 pm the place is mostly crowded like a pub, and we have quite a few who come every day, because all of our clients are either unemployed or outcasts of the society, often with a drug or mental problems history, at least our Swiss customers. So better drink a free coffee at our joint than paying 4-5 bucks in a coffee shop....
At 6.15 pm we close, and ususally I go home (except on weekends where I either party for 2 days or, every second weekend, I stay with my family which lives 30 miles from me. I live in a single room with 2 room mates in the apartment during weekdays - close to my workplace, and I have no car), cook me some dinner, and then, the chatting with Senegal or Cameroon starts, more news and document exchanges, reworking material, phone calls, mostly until midnight.
Then, I shut down the PC, the phone, look for a movie, documentary or news on TV in order to cool down the day, and mostly I'm in bed around 1 - 2 am.
Just a normal day. But I like it to be busy. It's more rewarding than sitting around and getting fat LOL
What looks a typical day in YOUR life like ?